Embroidery machines are fun things,
because you can make all kinds of cool stuff with 'em.
One item that’s very popular to make are patches, since
they’re easy to make and give without you needing to
stitch it on anything else. However, the ease of patches
can sometimes make us forget that we don’t always have
to use them as patches.
If you wanted to apply a patch to
something, you might hoop up a
patch design, stitch it
out on water soluble stabilizer, tear it out, and then
stitch it on your desired object (here's
the tutorial for that). But it doesn’t have to
be that labor intensive. If you can hoop your object,
why not treat your patch just like an applique design?
Even better, if you need to lighten it up a bit, just
make it a regular old design! So, how do we do that? Let
me show you...